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  1. ivefoundwaldo says

    I struggle with this so much. I always care wayy too much about what others think of me. It’s a bit debilitating in the sense that sometimes it stops me from doing what I actually want to do. While I have been working on this loads in the last 2 years or so, I have to say that there are moments where I fail to do what I want. I guess It’s a work in progress, right? Great post Laura xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • LauraJ says

      It’s definitely work in progress! It’s so overused to say, but when I think about life in general and how short it is, it’s like why should we hold back for fear of someone else who is also not perfect and who we may not agree with.
      I’ve made some bad decisions and some great, but if people want to judge you or think badly of you, they will always find a way regardless of what you do. xxx

  2. Infinite Living says

    Again I agree with you so much. I always loved dressing u and it is very natural for me to easily be well co-ordinated without too much expense, make-up or effort. I have been judged for always being so dressed up or being conscious of my looks, while it came just easily to me. Taking those judgments has made me very camera shy. I am now learning to be myself and not care. Your photo shoots are absolutely beautiful and I am very happy for you!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! In fairness I had a great photographer who helped me figure out the best angles etc.
      I don’t understand why women can be so judged for dressing up. I have even experienced times where people would assume that I was unintelligent because I was interested in makeup.
      I hope you do learn fully to be yourself. Dressing up is never a bad thing 🙂

  3. cherilyndoes says

    You always look beautiful. I strongly dislike having my photo taken!

    I agree that we should stop caring! Other people try so hard to influence/change our personalities and it’s not always for the better. If we stopped caring what other people think, we’d get so far with how we see and feel about ourselves. We’d all enjoy life so much more! I take opinions with a grain of salt. I am always open to criticism, but in the end, I do what I feel is best for me. I get picked on for my UGG boots, but I wear them with pride. I get teased because I apply and reapply lip gloss/balm a million times a day, but I continue to because I love it and it makes me happy. Life is so much better doing me as I want to do me!

    Great post! I think you’re amazing!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Cherilyn! You don’t see the photos that don’t make it to editing though lol.
      That’s the thing. I believe in taking criticism and being open to other opinion, but we should always have the mindset that we know what’s best for us (within reason).
      I don’t see the problem with UGG boots or applying lip balm which I also do consecutively. I bet the people that criticise you are far from perfect.

      • cherilyndoes says

        I bet even the unedited ones are gorgeous. 🙂 Yeah, those who pick on me are far from perfect, but they don’t bother me. I think people know that I don’t care what they think so they just press harder to try to get under my skin knowing it’s not working. I think they’re just envious that I do what I want regardless of what others may think. It’s the best way to live life! <3

        • LauraJ says

          It’s definitely the best way to live life. People are really envious about others doing what they want. It’s strange that they choose not to whilst being mad at others. x

  4. Beyoutiful says

    Love this and totally agree! I lack a bit of confidence and anything negative someone tells me, I just start to feel insecure and doubt myself. I’ve always cared way too much about feelings, people, situations etc. I’m slowly trying to change myself and be more confident and like you said just stopped caring as much. It def feels so much better and am able to believe in myself a bit more. You always write about things that I also feel the same way about, glad to know that we have similar opinions and loved the way your portrayed with your style of writing. Btw, you look beautiful in your pics <3

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl! We definitely have a lot of similarity. The way I see it, we are all unique and although some may be smarter, prettier, funnier or more talented etc, no one is better. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.
      Usually the people who feel the need to voice their criticisms, are the ones who are far from perfect.
      So I hope you do care less this year and be even more confident. x

    • LauraJ says

      lol it gets easier when you keep doing it. I get what you mean though. People act so strange sometimes at the thought of someone having their photo taken. When it’s a really normal thing. xx

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